Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat

Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat

Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat

“We’re going a bit too much to the left, hon’,” says Mrs. Hollis. Her wheelchair creaks as it bumps along over the cobblestone.  I tighten my grip – it’s an empty effort to ensure that she doesn’t fall out and roll the rest of the way down the hill, right into the Mississippi River about … Continued

Becoming the Mask: New Orleans, Myth and Masquerade

It’s early June and I am sitting pretty in my economy class seat, trying to hold back a grin. As my United Airlines flight descends towards New Orleans, I see the familiar brown, flat surface of Lake Ponchartrain. This is the same lake whose waters swallowed so many of the city’s neighbourhoods in 2005 during … Continued

NOLA Rising!

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Lyna Chon from the America. Thanks for your entry Lyna! Stepping out of the airport doors into the thick summer air of New Orleans, I felt like I was swimming through warm molasses.  Having grown up in Los Angeles, I was … Continued

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Shreveport, Louisiana: A Place I love

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Johnna Crider from America. Thanks for your entry Johnna! It’s a cool late summer morning; cool meaning it’s just under ninety degrees, and the sun has yet to rise. All is silent as the sky begins to glow with the birth … Continued

Get Out of the City and into the Swamp

So often when people travel for short trips to a specific city, it is the city they tend to explore and nothing more.  They pull out their city maps, with all the hot spots highlighted and listed alphabetically, and plan walking or bus routes to see what they can see.  And there’s nothing wrong with … Continued

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